HI everyone sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot. I am new!
I am currently 8mths pregnant- I am employed but not getting many shifts. My partner is a shearer and due to bad weather he hasn't had many shifts in the last 2 months resulting in us heading down struggle street!
I recently went to centrelink to see if I can get payments to help out and I can, but I have to declare what we earn every fortnight.
Trouble I'm having and question I am asking is today I went to claim on the Internet for the first time and I have to either put in business ABN or search their name. As I said my partner is a shearer, he does work for a contractor which is easy for me to claim this work because I have that employers details but for the work he has done for private farmers I can't put in their ABNs or search them because they are not really his employees!
Do I just not tell centrelink about this pay? I don't want to get caught and have to pay back money. He is getting paid by cheque & tax is being taken out.
Any help/ advice / suggestions regarding this would be appreciated. I tried calling centrelink but waiting on the ph for 45mins in so irritating!